Originally published in Compass, August 15, 2013
New Surry Theatre presents David Auburn’s Proof
In 1637, Pierre de Fermat wrote in his copy of Arithmetica, “I have discovered a marvelous proof which this margin is too narrow to contain.” Known as Fermat’s Last Theorem, this mathematical mystery haunted theorists until the end of the 20th century. The search for a “marvelous proof” is also the intrigue in David Auburn’s play, Proof, presented by New Surry Theatre this month at the Blue Hill Town Hall Theater.
Directed by Rebecca Poole, Auburn’s Proof goes beyond the simple backdrop of a mathematical mystery, and extends to the very nature of human experience. Young Catherine, on her 25th birthday, battles with brilliance and delusion. Auburn’s warm, complex and beautifully mysterious play explores the intricate nature of truth and trust, according to a press release. The show stars Michael Reichgott, Nina Robinson-Poole, Mary O’Brien and Bryan Lescord.
There will be three performances only on August 15, 16, and 17 at 7 p.m. at the Blue Hill Town Hall Theater. For more information, call 200-4720 or visit newsurrytheatre.org.